Glover Teixeira Wants A Title Shot In 2014
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.02.2013
If he wins on Wednesday...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Glover Teixeira (21-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who fights Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 28, said he wants to get a title shot in 2014.
On what he wants for his future: "Every victory brings me a step closer to the belt. I'm confident I'll have an excellent performance. Hopefully I can contend for the belt in 2014."
On his opponent: "He's a difficult opponent with great wrestling. I think he'll attempt to impose his wrestling since that's his strong suit. But his knockout power and submission ability cannot be ignored. He doesn't have a wide variety of submissions, but they are strong submissions. I think he's a great athlete, and I think it will be a great fight. Our styles match up well and it will be a good fight for the fans."
On if he feels any pressure: "I'm feeling happy. There's a little pressure because it's the main event, but I'm very happy to see a dream come true. I've always dreamed of winning in the UFC. To be in the main event in the UFC is already a materialization of my dreams. I'm very excited about this. I hope to put on a great performance."